Young, Travas
Visiting Assistant Professor - ASL & Deaf Studies
(801) 863-6427
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Last Updated: 9/10/14 -

I earned a Masters of Arts in Linguistics from Gallaudet University. While a graduate student, I worked at the Gallaudet Research Institute (GRI) as a research fellow. Currently, I teach courses in the ASL & Deaf Studies Program and work as the interpreting lab supervisor.

Current Projects

Academic Interests

  • Multimedia and cognitive linguistics
  • Use of multimedia for instruction and interpreter training
  • Use of html5 multimedia to deliver cognitive linguistic information to L2 learners: Overlaying naturalistic data with a visual linguistic information system.
  • Use of cognitive linguistics to analyze the language of ASL word problems


Other interests

  • Outdoor activities, mountain biking and ultra-light weight backpacking
  • Assistant Varsity Scout Coach for team 880
  • Working in my yard and spending time with my wife and 5 children.